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The avoidance of formal organisational changes has also avoided a political flashpoint. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fixture list had been arranged to keep matches with potential flashpoints away from the ground until December, but the cup draw has changed all that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the next flashpoint will inevitably be over environmental issues. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is one of the reasons the case has become such a flashpoint. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Oil prices are a political flashpoint because they feed through to petrol and diesel prices at the pumps. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But cops are worried about Wembley becoming a potential flashpoint for rioters. The Sun (2011) Another potential flashpoint is approaching. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Protection for members of the scheme is a potential flashpoint for strike action and Unison was ready to discuss its options last week. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is another potential flashpoint looming in Lille on Wednesday. The Sun (2016) Another flashpoint is deleting a partner's programmes to make room for one's own. The Sun (2015)Calais has become the flashpoint of the migrant crisis for Britain and France. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A fixture against Poland or Germany would be seen as a potential flashpoint. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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